15th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival 2024 Returns To Harlem

May 31, 2024

The New York African Chorus Ensemble, Inc. (NYACE), in collaboration with the NY Police Department (NYPD) and the NYPD 30th Precinct, will host the Annual NYC Multicultural Festival.

The 15th Annual New York City Multicultural Festival on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell located at 85 Bradhurst Avenue, New York, NY 10039, with Part 2 on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at St. Nicholas Avenue between 141st Street and 145th Street in Harlem from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. Admission to both events are free and for more information please visit multiculturalfestival.nyc.

This two-part, family-friendly festival will take attendees on a musical journey around the world and will feature a steady stream of musical artists, dancers, and other performers representing many countries including: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, the United States, and many more. In addition, there will be activities for children and youth and an international market featuring an assortment of cuisines and arts and crafts.

Mr. Willie Walker, a well-regarded community leader in Harlem and Life Patron of the NYC Multicultural Festival will officially open the festival with an African-inspired ceremony at 11:10 am on June 1 and at 12:10 pm on June 22. Returning as master of ceremonies for the June 1st festival will be Gordon Gatherer, an actor, singer, songwriter, and playwright. Doctor Bob Lee, a legendary on-air personality and Community Affairs Director at WBLS 107.5 FM will be the host for the June 22 event.

“New York City boasts a wide array of world-class talent, and we are excited for this year’s line-up of musicians and performers,” said Joyce Adewumi, the founder of the NYC Multicultural Festival and the president and founder of NYACE. “We chose collaboration as our festival’s theme this year to illustrate how together we can solve our common problems and make this city more enjoyable for all,” she added.

According to Captain Cary Rose, Commanding Officer of the 30th Precinct, “We will have a game truck and a rock wall for the youth as well as several great opportunities for the community to engage and get involved with their local police officers.”

The NYC Multicultural Festival was founded in 2010, by Joyce Adewumi when NYPD Chief Philip Banks III (retired) was seeking community leaders who would be willing to partner with the NYPD to create programs that would help to reduce hate crimes in the city and foster better relationships between the NYPD and the community.

The New York African Chorus Ensemble, Inc., the parent company of the NYC Multicultural Festival, is a 501(c) 3 organization which, among other things, employs the arts as a tool to combat the issues of racial, ethnic, and religious intolerance in our community.

For more information, please visit: multiculturalfestival.nyc.

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